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A summary of the key takeaways and steps of testing, piloting, and staging an intervention as part of a change and implementation process.

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A summary of the key takeaways and steps of developing a theory of change.

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Learn about theory of change and why it is critical to implementing effective changes to improve outcomes. 

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Watch the Change and Implementation in Practice: Overview video to learn how key steps, tasks, and concepts fit together to support your agency’s change initiatives. 

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Summarizes the change and implementation process and provides an overview of the Change and Implementation in Practice series briefs, “how to” guides that explain key steps and tasks in the process.

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Learn to test, pilot, and stage an intervention to address an identified problem.

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Consider ways to be intentional about advancing race equity while implementing new child welfare programs and practices. This publication includes questions for teams to consider throughout change and implementation processes—from the earliest stages of exploring a problem to identifying solutions to ensuring sustainable implementation.

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Record questions and ideas while you watch the Intervention Testing, Piloting, and Staging videos. You can then use these ideas to facilitate a discussion about the process of testing, piloting, and/or staging an intervention to catch any potential problems in advance.

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Together with the Intervention Testing, Piloting, and Staging webinar to support skill development and facilitate team discussion and targeted action planning.

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Use the integrated Theory of Change video workbook to record your questions and ideas for changing practice, which you can then use to apply the theory of change development process at your agency.

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Theory of Change discussion and activity guide  to support knowledge and skill development for individuals and teams and facilitate team discussion and targeted action planning.